Duration

2 Days 1 Nights

Country

South Africa

Maximum Traveller

12

Min Pax

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Hike

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Overnight Hike (20-21 April 2024)

Number of Hikers already booked for this Hike

0/12

Bronze Pricing

R2,450 per person*

Silver Pricing

R2,800 per person*

Gold Pricing

R3,150 per person*

*Please note that these base hike prices are subject to change; and private hike prices will differ from our scheduled hike prices. Your quote for this hike may differ, depending on equipment you may need to hire from us, or additional services you request such as accommodation before / after your hike and transport to and from the hike organised by DrakensbergHiker.

The Drakensberg Amphitheatre overnight hike

is a great 2-day hike for people who don’t have much time, but who want to experience the beautiful Drakensberg.

It is the second most photographed mountain in South Africa. When you get on top of the Amphitheatre you will see why people take so many photographs of it. Here we meet at Witsieshoek Mountain Resort where you can also spend the night before and or after the hike. It is a 4-hour drive from either Johannesburg or Durban. Of course, you can always drive up with us.

Here we get to camp near the tallest waterfall in the world

The Tugela Falls plummet down the Amphitheatre wall for almost a 1000m. So, can imagine the views are stunning as we watch the sun rise behind the Devils Tooth. We camp quite close to the famous Amphitheatre Wall and the Tugela falls. This means if we are nice and cosy in our tent we can still watch the sunrise without ever leaving our sleeping bags. What a way to wake up! Check out my video of this hike here.

The route is mostly circular starting at the Sentinel Peak car park and walking up the zigzags for a stop above the 3 Witches. Then we wander along a contour path to the world famous Drakensberg Chain Ladders. A bit of a head for heights comes in handy here! Click here to see how to prepare for your hike with us.

After climbing the Chain Ladders we get to the top of the Amphitheatre for a stroll to our campsite.

Along the way, we can spot the big Mount-Aux-Sources peak in the distance. This peak is the source of the Tugela, which flows into the Indian ocean.

It is also the source of water that ends up in the Orange river finishing in the Atlantic ocean.

The next day we wander up to Beacon Buttress while seeing more amazing views. Then down the Gully to join the contour path past the zigzags to our cars and we have just done the Drakensberg Amphitheatre overnight hike. 

Easy to Intermediate Drakensberg HikeDrakensberg Amphitheatre Hike Difficulty:  Intermediate

DrakensbergHiker Souvenir Packages

On all our hike inquiry forms you can select the Souvenir Bundle of your choice, you will also have the option to select the size/s of the T-Shirts and Fleeces in your chosen bundle … in addition to the memories that will keep you going for years to come 🙂

All these items are available on our shop, but it is so much easier to get them when you do your hike, and benefit from the discounted pricing and not having to wait for us to ship it to you later!

‘Basecamp’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R700.00):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.

‘Ascent’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1250.00):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.
  • Thin DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

‘Summit’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1600):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.
  • Thick DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

DrakensbergHiker Souvenir Packages

On all our hike inquiry forms you can select the Souvenir Bundle of your choice, you will also have the option to select the size/s of the T-Shirts and Fleeces in your chosen bundle … in addition to the memories that will keep you going for years to come 🙂

All these items are available on our shop, but it is so much easier to get them when you do your hike, and benefit from the discounted pricing and not having to wait for us to ship it to you later!!

‘Basecamp’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R700.00):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.

‘Ascent’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1250.00):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.
  • Thin DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

‘Summit’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1600):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.
  • Thick DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

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